Wii U and Nintendo 3DS Sales in France
We all know that the Nintendo Wii U is performing poorly in the UK, with the PS4 and Xbox One already surpassing the console LTD sales in a few weeks. Nintendo of France deputy general manager Philippe Lavoué, shared some details on Nintendo’s performance in the romantic Country.
As of the middle of November, 175 000 Wii U’s have been sold in France. When compared to the 3DS, the Wii U is quite disapointing. 2,150,000 3DS’s have been sold to the French. Surprisingly, 3DS accounts for 50% of gaming market. Now, that is what I call Nintendomination.
Lavoué also notes that the Wii U has been on an upward trend, citing marquee releases like Pikmon, The Legend of Zela: Wind Waker HD and Super Mario 3D World. Lets hope the trend continues leading up to the new year.
“175 000 copies of the console were sold in France at this stage and we are seeing a positive trend in sales since the launch of Legend of Zelda The Wind Waker, which, like Ocarina of Time 3DS in its time, had favored Sales of consoles.
Moreover, levels of booking games Professeurr Layton and the Legacy Aslantes or Legend of Zelda: A Link Between the Past comes out on November 22 clearly indicate that the dynamics will continue this season. We expect the 3DS family to a record high this year-end, it should establish itself as the number one console on the market.
The situation on Wii U began to change this summer with the outputs of games like Pikmin 3, Legend of Zelda Wind Waker and the trend will continue with Wii Party U, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games in Sochi in 2014, Super Mario 3D World November 29 and next year via Mario Kart 8, Donkey Kong Country, Bayonetta 2 … Third-party publishers are also there with Just Dance 2014, Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag and Call of Duty Ghosts at the end of the year.”